SHA 2018 Report: New Approaches to the Long Tradition of US-Brazil Comparative Histories: Frontiers, Black Emigration and Slavery, and Print Culture

The Panel "New Approaches to the Long Tradition of US-Brazil Comparative Histories," sponsored by the Latin American and Caribbean Section at the Southern Historian Association, was a reminder of how important a transnational lens is to the study of the nineteenth century. The conversations about abolition, frontier expansion, and the movement of people were never confined to the limitations of a nation state.

SHA 2018 Report: Defining Defeat—Three Approaches to Making Sense of Loss and the Confederate Experience

This panel at the 2018 Southern Historical Association demonstrated that there are more avenues for historians to unpack the meanings of Confederate defeat and the building of the Lost Cause. The panelists were Amy L. Fluker (University of Mississippi), Ann L. Tucker (University of North Georgia), and Sarah K. Bowman (Columbus State University).

SHA 2018 Report: Emancipationist Memory and Radical Dreams of Freedom: New Directions in African American History of the Reconstruction Era

How did African Americans and Southerners address the memory of Emancipation and contemplate freedom during Reconstruction? The answer, from Nicole Myers Turner, Caitlin Verboon, and Giuliana Perrone came in the form of political, social, and legal spaces.

SHA 2018 Report: Animal Studies in the Civil War Era

As moderator Megan Kate Nelson (Writer) suggested, there are many ways to utilize animal studies to further the study of the Civil War Era, including as means of transportation, food, and on the battlefields of the war. This session was set up as a roundtable with Joan E. Cashin (Ohio State University), Kenneth Noe (Auburn University), and Paula Tarankow (Indiana University) as panelists.


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